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Midday Roundup: Texas-sized deluge spreads Lone Star State misery

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Too much. Heavy rain and flooding continue to plague Texas today as Houston residents scrambled for higher ground amid some of the worst street flooding in…

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the federal death penalty

By Mary Reichard
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Death Penalty | A death sentence hangs over 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after a federal jury in Boston condemned him two weeks ago. The same panel convicted Tsarnaev on all…

Poltergeist scares up few thrills

By Bob Brown
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Movies | When horror-thriller movies are a dime a dozen, it takes a shiny penny to stand out in the roll. A dull Poltergeist doesn’t stack up to recent spooky spools…

FBI questions in-flight hacker who claims plane takeover

FBI questions in-flight hacker who claims plane takeover

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | A hacker told the FBI last week he has been able to crack aircraft computers on numerous occasions—as a passenger. According to the affidavit, Chris Roberts…

Supreme Court clearing docket with rulings on police, guns, and money

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Use of force.The U.S. Supreme Court handed down six rulings last week—four unanimous, one a 5-4 split, and another 6-2. In the last ruling, Justice Stephen…

If you survive to a hundred and five

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Government | Philadelphia just had its annual celebration of centenarians, of which there are 500 who call our fair city home. Mayor Michael Nutter was on hand to fete the…

The end of the Boy Scouts

By D.C. Innes
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Boy Scouts | Boy Scouts of America (BSA) president and former Defense Secretary Robert Gates told the Scouts’ annual national meeting last week that the 105-year old…

If we only knew …

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Iraq | The question of the day—perhaps of this whole election cycle—is this one: If you were president, and knew then what we know now, would you have gone to…

Human rights group blames Syrian government for most church attacks

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Syria’s Christians continue to be caught in the middle of the ongoing war between various anti-government factions, Islamic State (ISIS) militants, and the…

Russian rocket failures raise fears for future manned launches

By Michael Cochrane
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Space | The successive launch failures of Russia’s two primary workhorse rocket boosters may be indicators of systemic quality and management problems in the…

Growing up Budziszewski

By Marvin Olasky
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Q&A | In the May 30 issue of WORLD noted professor and author J. Budziszewski speaks of turning away from socialism and turning toward Christ and an understanding…

California Medical Association takes ‘neutral’ stance on euthanasia

By Courtney Crandell
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Euthanasia | The California Medical Association (CMA) officially adopted a neutral stance on physician-assisted suicide last week, ushering California closer to legalizing…

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